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Byte Magazine Volume 05 Number 08 - The Forth Language (August 1980)



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Subject: disk; computer; software; byte; data; system; program; systems; byte publications; byte august; north star; floppy disk; power supply; residents add; operating system; disk drives; disk drive; double density
Year: 1980
Language: English
Collection: byte-magazine; computermagazines

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Foreground

p.22 A BUILD-IT-YOURSELF MODEM FOR UNDER $50

[author Steve Ciarcia]

This originate-only modem will allow you to get started in intercomputer communication with minimal expense.

p.58 THE HARD-DISK EXPLOSION: HIGH-POWERED MASS STORAGE FOR YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER

[author Tom Manuel]

Thanks to new hard-disk technology, personal computer users can add millions of bytes of mass storage to their systems at a reasonable cost.

p.100 WHAT IS FORTH? A TUTORIAL INTRODUCTION

[author John S James]

Here is an overview of FORTH that lays the foundation for the other theme articles in this BYTE.

p.150 BREAKFORTH INTO FORTH

[author A Richard Miller and Jill Miller]

If you can't imagine any personal use for FORTH, can you imagine a 96-line program that plays a fast, animated game with sound on the TRS-80?

p.164 FORTH EXTENSIBILITY: OR HOW TO WRITE A COMPILER IN TWENTY-FIVE WORDS OR LESS

[author Kim Harris]

This tutorial explains the capability for defining new families of FORTH words.

p.210 CONSTRUCTION OF A FOURTH-GENERATION VIDEO TERMINAL, PART 1

[author Theron Wierenga]

Part 1 of this article presents a new design using the 8275 controller and a dedicated Z80 microprocessor.

Background

p.76 THE EVOLUTION OF FORTH, AN UNUSUAL LANGUAGE

[author Charles H Moore]

The inventor of the language recalls its design and how it evolved over a 10-year period.

p.198 KHACHIYAN'S ALGORITHM, PART 1: A NEW SOLUTION TO LINEAR PROGRAMMING PROBLEMS

[author G C Berresford, A M Rockett, and J C Stevenson]

Now you can study the algorithm that promised to revolutionize linear programming.



Nucleus

p.6 Editorial: Threads of a FORTH Tapestry

p.14 Letters

p.40 Product Review: The Ohio Scientific CA-15 Universal Telephone Interface

p.46 Product Review: The Heath H-89 Computer

p.72 Programming Quickies: Self-Reproducing Programs

p.94 BYTEL1NES

p.98 Selected FORTH Vendors

p.196 A FORTH Glossary

p.226 Clubs and Newsletters

p.230 Event Queue

p.234 Ask BYTE

p.248 Whats New?

p.302 Unclassified Ads

p.303 BOMB, BOMB Results

p.304 Reader Service


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Identifier: byte-magazine-1980-08
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Identifier-access: http://archive.org/details/byte-magazine-1980-08
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